about 10,000 years ago and millet in North China about 8,000 years ago, and thus also benefited the rest of world.
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Shen Jiliang, an official with the Ministry of Education in charge of textb
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The 4,000-year-old Shimao Site, city ruins found in Shenmu, Sha
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“History education concerns our nurturing of national pride and cultural confidence,” he said.
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ers to learn more about their country’s past. Today, we present to you the Liangzhu Jade Cong King.
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A Cong is a tubular vessel contained within a rectangular body. This one, weighing 6.5 kilos, an
d with a height of 8.9 centimeters and a diameter of 17.6 centimeters, is known as the “Jade Cong King”.
of Agricultural Sciences, said that with sharp declines in the supply of
pork in China, domestic pork consumption has declined since the second half of last year.
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“As an alternative to pork, poultry will see a noticeable increase in
supply in the next two years, which will ease shortages in pork supplies,” he said.
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, said Xin Guochang, an information monitoring official at the ministry.
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obal Pig Industry Conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing on Thursday.
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Li Shuilong, president of the China Meat Association, said that although African swine fever has caused serious damage to the
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d address problems such as poor sanitation conditions and overuse of vaccines and drugs.
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ence in her individual ability. She is hopeful that now she has opened the door, more Chinese DJs will walk through it.上海后花园品茶微信
In my production, I always have Chinese instruments, Chinese culture and a Chinese vibe. I wa
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usic from Asia, to the crowd in Europe, and make people understand what the difference is, and the different way we party.”
This year’s event was hailed as the “best one yet” by organizer Emily Eavis, whose father Michael p
ut on the first festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury in 1970. That year 1,500 fans came to see he
adlining act T.Rex – these days more than 200,000 people set up camp on the farm’s green hillsides.上海后花园
Under clear sunny skies, Glastonbury 2019 produced a number of special moments. London
grime-artist Stormzy became the first black British solo act to headline the festival, and staged a p
上海后花园erformance so epic organizers described it as a “one-man Olympic ceremony”.
Kylie Minogue finally got her chance to perform on the hallowed Pyramid Stage, after a cancer diagnosis forced her to canc
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And teenage fan Alex Mann was catapulted into nationwide fame when British rapper Dave invited him on stage to perf
orm a track, which the 15-year-old executed so flawlessly the crowd chanted his name for half a minute. Mann has si
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British rock royalty The Cure and United States band The Killers both headlined, and beyon
d musical acts the festival hosted hundreds of other performances, including dance, poetry, comedy, theatre, and circus.
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There have been major disagreements between leaders of the two major member states. German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the process of lead candi
date, known as Spitzenkandidaten in German. She supported Manfred Weber, the lead candidate of the center-ri上海会所
ght EPP, the largest bloc in the European Parliament, a bloc of which Merkel is a member.
But French President Emmanuel Macron and some other EU leaders oppose Weber to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of European Commission.
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Legislative Council President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen said many people from Hong Kong were saddened by the scenes of violence.
上海会所Leung, after inspecting the aftermath of the vandalism, said the council will cancel its remain
ing meetings before its summer recess in mid-July because of the time needed to repair the extensive damage.
The damage may cost taxpayers HK$50 million to HK$60 million ($6.4 million to $7.7 million) to re
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In the wake of the violence, barrister and lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong, together with some、
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Richard Cullen, an Australian visiting law professor at the University of Hong Kong, said: “This sort
of behavior leaves a stain on Hong Kong’s rule-of-law reputation. It is plainly not compatible with the rule of law.”
Meeting with the media in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Executive of
the Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor strongly condemned the extreme use of violence and vandalism
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上海品茶微信女神会所The shared accommodation boom is sweeping across China, with transaction volume rising 37.5 percent year-on-year to 16.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) in 2018, a new report said on Tuesday.
The report, released by the State Information Center, shows the country’s main shared accommodation platforms offered 3.5 million housing units in nearly 500 cities last year.
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According to the report, second- and third-tier cities are accelerating the push to embrace shared accommodation services that offer short-term low-cost lodging.
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ficant jumps in the number of short-term lodging platforms’ stayed nights, rising 650, 600 and 300 percent in 2018 respectively.
The report noted an increasing number of young people prefer to start a business in platforms that offer shared accommo
dation, as 70 percent of major shared accommodation platforms hosts were born in the 1980s and 1990s.
Specifically, more females prefer to be a host on those platforms, occupying 60 percent of the total on main shared accommodation platforms.
Vacationing with pets is a new trend in the market, the report said. More than 40 percent of sh
ared accommodation users have pets, among which 66.7 percent prefer taking pets on vacation.
The report came as the nation’s sharing economy marches into a new stage, where quality matters more than expansion speed. The report said the an
nual growth rate of the shared accommodation market is expected to remain around 50 percent over the next three years.
to take the delayed effect of balance sheet reduction conducted earlier into its consideration of rate cuts. The current phase-out of balanc
上海会所e sheet reduction already has some easing effect, and only after the balance sheet reduction ends in September, can its impact become clearer.
By incorporating that impact into consideration, the Fed can draw up a better rate cut plan that maximizes effects of the policy mix.上海会所
Thirdly, the market may have overestimated how much the Fed will cut the rates. There may be no more than three rate cuts by the end of 2020.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard – the major advocate of this
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e Fed’s interest rate decisions. Even based on this model adopted by dovish Fed officials, we found that the degree of rate cuts may be weaker than m
上海会所arket expectation for quite some time going forward: at most one cut by the end of this year and likely two or three cuts by the end of 2020.
By contrast, before the June FOMC meeting, the market expected a higher-than-85-percent chance of more than one rate cut by the
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tation. Considering the market has fully priced in the unrealistic expectation of rate cuts sinc
e early June, any reversal of expectation can lead to short-term fluctuations of key price signals such as the US Treasury yield cu
rve, the US Dollar Index, and the gold price, which may pose extensive spillover shocks to asset portfolios.
Second, the long-term trend of rate cuts will continue even if the market expectation reverses. In the long
run, the Fed is expected to proceed with rate cuts in a fairly slow and smooth way. This will enlarge the monetary policy room of ot
her major economies and expedite the shift toward an easing global monetary environment, which may in turn lift the sen
timent of global stock markets and ease any currency risk of emerging markets gradually.
Cheng Shi is the managing director, head of research and chief economist of ICBC Interna
tional Holdings Ltd.Qian Zhijun is a senior economist of ICBC International Holdings Ltd.
tee steady business growth. In the future, we will increase investment in AI applications in the finance and manu
facturing sector, enhance our AI technology, such as machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning, consolidate customer rela
tionships, as well as cultivate the new generation of AI talent for China,” He from SAS China said.
Since World War II, globalization came in two stages. From 1945 to roughly 1975, the United States, Western Europe, and Japan
achieved steady economic growth, with the benefits of that growth spread widely throughout the population. In F
rance, this period is called “30 glorious years” and in Germany it is known as the “economic miracle”.
The second stage of globalization started in the late 1970s and has continued until today with a process of reform and open
ing-up not only in China but in countries of the former Soviet Union and in India.
This has been great for the world. China alone has lifted more than 850 million peopl
e out of dire poverty. But it has also increased competition faced by workers and companies.
The partial globalization of 1945-1975 worked great for average workers in the West. For much of this period, a young perso
n could get a high-paying and apparently secure job in a factory that would allow him to live a middle-income lifestyle.
It’s very hard to believe now, but in 1980, the US city with the highest average wage was Flint, Michigan, followed closely by Detroi
t. Other leading cities in terms of wages were Chicago, Houston, Milwaukee, Youngstown and Cleveland – all
of which were centers of industry and manufacturing. At that time, San Jose, the center of then quite small Silicon V
alley was fourth, San Francisco sixth, and capital Washington was eighth. New York City did not make the top 10.
Many people in the US and Western Europe look back nostalgically on those 30 years aft
er WWII when artificial limits on global competition protected extremely high-paying manufacturing jo
bs. It is very sad to see only empty, rusting factories where thousands of people used to work.
It’s tempting to use tariffs or other protectionist measures to try to
retain the companies that provide these high-paying manufacturing jobs. But, most o
ften the protections just lead to unproductive companies, declining innovation, and slowing GDP growth.
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone plans to add an additional 2,000 high-tech enterprises to its premise
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Enterprises engaged in frontier industries such as AI, integrated circuits, new energy
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The zone, totaling 159.48 sq km and comprising five industrial parks in Nanshan, Pingshan, Longgang, Bao’an and L
onghua districts, will house more than 60 percent of Shenzhen’s total high-tech enterprises, meeting attendees were told.
Aiming to become a world-class high-tech park, the zone will cultivate a first-class ecosystem chain for facilitating the development of innovative businesses by bui上海夜生活
lding key infrastructures, labs, test bases, innovation incubators, research institutes and service agencies.
The zone’s Nanshan park is intended to develop into the main comprehensive na
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anshan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.
The zone’s Pingshan park, occupying 51.6 square kilometers, is the largest among the five parks across the city. It is divided into the southern and nort
hern areas. The northern area features a new-energy industry headquarters while the southern area, where Shenzhen T
上海夜生活女神会所echnology University is located, is focused on education, intelligent manufacturing and innovative services.
In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for indust
rial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.
Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.
nds because all my saved money has been spent on building a new home for the yo
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Luckily, Shan had reason to celebrate because he was saved by a new rule.
Right before the wedding, a specific standard was established banning high-priced betrothal gifts, or caili in上海千花坊
Chinese. Other extravagant customs, including holding grand wedding ceremonies or funeral rites as well as inviting an e
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The government of Feixiang district – which covers 265 villages, including Shan’s, with a population of 410,000 – found the competitio
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They would ask parents of their soon-to-be sons-in-law for similar treatment, Cai said.
According to the standard, no more than six cars can be used for picking up the bride and her rela
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Families who obey the standard may enjoy benefits such as free physical examinations for parents and
newborns at local hospitals. Pregnant women may also receive discounts for examinations during pregnancy, Cai said.
Families who do not obey the rules are required to make a self-critical s
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o refuse to make the speech and admit their wrongdoings are exposed on local television and other media platforms.
Villagers fall in line
According to the Feixiang district government, more than 1,000 families of young wom
en have refrained from demanding betrothal gifts from their bridegrooms’ families since 2017. About 1
00,000 households in the district have signed commitment letters promising to obey the standard.
Government statistics show that the cost of a wedding has been cut to less than 30,000 yuan, down b
y about 80 percent, and the current cost for a funeral is less than 5,000 yuan, just a sixth of the previous cost.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer
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The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billion. In an interview with Axios, Muilenb上海千花坊
urg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.
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“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation con
sulting firm and professor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first imp
ression. Some of what Boeing proposes to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”上海千花坊
The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask B
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Southwest has 34 MAX jets in its fleet. The airline said it plans to resume MAX flights on Sept
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上海千花坊品茶微信Airlines have used other planes when possible to replace grounded MAX jets, but some flights have been canceled. The airlines appa
rently seek compensation for lost revenue as well as storage and the cost of preparing the MAX to return to c
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Boeing MAX jets were grounded worldwide following crashes March 10 in Ethiopi
a and October 29, 2018, in Indonesia that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew.
Preliminary investigations suggest the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), an automated anti-stall device, apparently fo
rced the noses of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines flights down and into a fatal plunge when it erroneously deter
mined the planes were about to stall. To avoid a stall, MCAS points the nose of the plane down to gain air speed.